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legcramps - Tuesday Mar 08, 2011

Weight: 164.0

Woohoo! I can hear the crowd roaring! It's SUPER TUESDAY today and that means I only have three more days to my long weekend!

To honor the day, i've come up with some things I think are pretty SUPER:

- Dogs: SUPER cute and cuddly, and fun to play with!

- Grandmas: SUPER funny without even meaning to be!

- Good friends: SUPER fun with great intentions to always walk beside you!

- Johnny Depp: SUPER hot... he can pirate my boat any day!

What are some things you think are SUPER?

I'm starting my Lent 'fasts' tomorrow, and to keep myself from going nuts i'll probably make about half a dozen lists. All kinds of lists. 'Cause that's how I roll. Lists like:

- Things to Do During the Season of Lent to Keep Myself From Eating a Garbage Can;

- A Hit List for Slapping the Silly out of People Because I Feel Like It;

- an intricate excel spreadsheet detailing a minute-by-minute countdown to my next meal; and

- What To Do When Lent is Over and there is no more Direction in my Life.

I didn't really do anything last night worth mentioning, so... I guess... that's about it.

Progress as of today: 11 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

V on 03/08/2011:
Have a SUPER day my friend!!

KathyBlue on 03/08/2011:
hehehe how cool! :) But I still like Christopher Walken best! :)

selina on 03/08/2011:
Super list! I still think that kittens are the coolest, though, haha!

Umpqua on 03/08/2011:
LOL at your list! Good luck tomorrow :)

biscottibody59 on 03/08/2011:
I love lists too--enjoy your day!

starfish on 03/08/2011:

legcramps - Monday Mar 07, 2011

Weight: 164.0

Hello all! Monday, Monday

Saturday I went to the gym in the morning and it was packed. I couldn't believe all the people there. Somehow I managed to steal myself a treadmill and I did 2.36 miles in 30 minutes, then did my ab routine and lotsa stretching. I wanted to lift some weights, but I was too conscious of everyone around me.

After that I cleaned house, did laundry, and bought groceries. I think i'm prepared for the first part of Lent. I will undoubtedly end up eating my body weight in rice by the end of April judging by how much of it I bought.

I spent Saturday night watching Charmed with friends. We are now finished all the seasons. Boo.

On Sunday I made myself a giant omelette that was yummy even though slightly burnt. I also went to Grandma's for a visit, finished laundry, and watched some episodes of Being Human.

It was a very nice weekend, well balanced. It felt good to accomplish things around the house, and it felt good to be able to kick off the shoes and cuddle on the couch with Dog. This is going to be a short work-week for me since I have Friday off as a flex day. Yay! Only four more days to go!!!

Progress as of today: 11 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 03/07/2011:
Sounds like a nice weekend, have a good one!

V on 03/07/2011:
LOL Dude is all pasted and bumming!His coffee mug says it all! I do like the stylish slippers...His day is bound to get better!! LOL You are so funny! Have a good one! Hey I am sending you an email via fb so be on the lookout! I am headed out the door right now but send me a message in re of what you think

biscottibody59 on 03/07/2011:
Sounds like your weekend was full of positive vibes--enjoy your short week girlie!

chidogs on 03/07/2011:
I love your Monday tribute. I can so identify when I was working.:). Take care.

loveray on 03/07/2011:
love the pic!! sounds like a busy but nice weekend. dog cuddles are the best - im enjoying my "adopted dog" this week! hope you have a wonderful day.

sweetpea1977 on 03/07/2011:
Glad you had a nice weekend!! Enjoy your short work week! :)

Supercheese on 03/07/2011:
What are ya giving up for lent? LOL cute photo and thanks for the motivation! I hope to see some changes too....

lifestylechange on 03/07/2011:
he he, love the pic....TOOOOO cute! :)

Way to go on the great weekend:)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/07/2011:
my eyes bulged after reading your first comment, and i finally breathed when i read your second comment. haha!!!

i visit my grandma on the weekends also. it can be tough, since part of the visit is to help her...make sure she eats..the hardest part!

i can understand your nerves when it comes to lifting weights. but to be totally honest, people DON'T judge. people are at the gym for THEMSELVES. nobody will be critical of you. everyone has their own ability level with weights and we all have to start somewhere :-)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/07/2011:
oh, and that Monday picture you have up....totally my feeling on today. i was exhausted, as you know why, from this weekend! haha.

nita51 on 03/07/2011:
A great enjoyable weekend does wonders for your spirits. Glad you had a good one. Love your fuzzy green cutie pie holding the coffee cup ( above ) I appreciated the smile you sent me,,,, that warmed my heart, especially with the things I'm going through right now. Please enjoy the rest of your week. xoxo

legcramps - Saturday Mar 05, 2011

Weight: 164.0


I mean, Good Morning!

As you might be able to tell, the oatmeal I had for breakfast this morning is sitting atop the fourth book in the series i'm reading... the last one I have :(

yes, that is a sock in the background. it's clean.

While i'm waiting for my breakfast to digest, i'm gonna read a little and drink some water. Then i'm going to the gym to run.

Have a great Saturday!

Progress as of today: 11 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

geevee on 03/05/2011:
I love to get a book I can't put down. The only problem is trying to follow up with another book that's just as good, but you seemed to have solved that problem w/a series of books. Enjoy!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/05/2011:
have fun, enjoy your breakfast, book, and the gym! i am TOTALLY gonna make time to read more later, too! :-)

just like you, i think i'm gonna head out for some cardio...probably walking at the park. but i can't wait! our weather is warmer, around 50 :-)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/05/2011:
ohhh, and look at your weight.....you are doing REALLY well!!!! keep up your positive spirit!

biscottibody59 on 03/05/2011:
Oatmeal and a good book--who could ask for anything more:-)

Hope you have a great evening!

legcramps - Friday Mar 04, 2011

Weight: 164.0

1 Mocha - 16oz (367 calories)

2 small slices rye/ww bread, homemade (thanks Grandma) (183 calories)

2 tblspns peanut butter (188 calories)

1 small apple (55 calories)

water (0 calories)

794 calories. Just for breakfast. I was curious, so I checked. And now I wish I hadn't.

Maybe it's time to use my mochas as a reward instead of an everyday luxury that I can't afford.

    goodbye... i you!

The one i'm drinking now tastes about 100 times better than usual now that I know I have to give them up. Speaking of giving things up, the other day I was thinking about what might motivate me to lose a few more pounds in March. I was thinking at the very least I should give up a few eats that I know aren't good for me (i.e. the mac 'n cheese I had for supper yesterday. lazy. laaaziiiee.). Lent starts March 9th. Truth be told, I don't normally follow the Roman Catholic faith I was raised in, but I think I will follow the practices of Lent as a motivation for my diet.

So on March 9th, Ash Wednesday, I will fast. LMAO. No I won't. Let's be serious.

Ash Wednesday - No meat.

Every Friday during Lent - No meat.

I will give up:

- my daily mochas opting instead for weekly ones.

- alcohol. May might be a blurry month while I make up for lost time, LOL.

- all bread and bread-like substances. not including breakfast oatmeal.

- soda. both regular and diet.

- chocolate, except for my weekly mochas.

- potato chips.

- cheese.

I would add sugar to the list, but then there'd be nothing left. That's right, that's pretty much all my food groups. I think it might be a good idea to warn my friends and family (and coworkers) to keep an eight-foot distance from me at all times.

Progress as of today: 11 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

geevee on 03/04/2011:
WOW! What a masochist! Give up ALL bread and bread products? I couldn't handle that.

thisisit on 03/04/2011:
Goodness!!! That is some motivation to lose if you're giving all of that up. I am considering what I should give up. I won't do it before my cruise but perhaps a month where I abstain from eating certain things will be a good idea. Good for you for being so motivated!!!

Good luck and have a great day!

sweetpea1977 on 03/04/2011:
Wow, what a plan!! I hope it works for you!!!

waydesmommy on 03/04/2011:
Hey..I don't know where you live but Mc Donalds has a 190 calorie LARGE Iced or hot latte...fat free with sugar free vanilla syrup...if you do vanilla. I think you chose good things to give up.

biscottibody59 on 03/04/2011:
Breadlike substances--haha!

Umpqua on 03/04/2011:
I think Geevee gave an accurate description of your Lent experiment ;) Good luck, that's a lot to give up at once but I'm sure you'll see some major results!

chidogs on 03/04/2011:
Wow, I wish I had that kind of will power, I'd be in a swim suit so fast your head would swim. (I haven't seen me a a swim suit for years). That sounds terrific! Good luck.

legcramps - Thursday Mar 03, 2011

Weight: 164.0

A quick one just to say Hello!

Things are really starting to sloooooowwwwww down with work and life. Feeling like a huge weight is lifted off my shoulders. Now I should have more time to surf and stalk DDs and the FB page too!

I stayed up too late trying to read read read; we'll see how today goes. I want to: visit a friend's Dad for his birthday, run, check out Dog's leg, get the mail, catch up on missed parts of Survivor, and READ!

Progress as of today: 11 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

sweetpea1977 on 03/03/2011:
Yay for more free time to surf and stalk! :)

Enjoy your day!

Umpqua on 03/03/2011:
I'm glad things are calming down for you, enjoy!

legcramps - Wednesday Mar 02, 2011

Weight: 164.0

Well, I was all set to go to the gym after work today, but when I drove up I noticed someone was there who I really didn't want to see or talk to or listen to, so I went home and suited up for a walk with Dog.

that is me trying to blaze trail. as you can see, i didn't get far.

Five minutes into the walk, I got a call from Grandma. She wanted me to join her for some homemade pizza, so I tried to finish up the walk by making Dog run around as much as possible. At least one of us got some exercise.

hello, Dog. having fun? yup.

Then she ran down a road and wouldn't come back. I don't know why she decided to pull attitude on me, but in the end we both got our exercise - her running away from me and me trying to chase her down.

you! listen! LISTEN!

In the end, due to her being so excited about the white stuff, she ran out into a field and fell through the snow. Now she is nursing her front leg and I imagine if she's still limping tomorrow she's gonna have to take a trip to the vet. That's right. The big, bad vet.

And the pizza? It was a sarcastic attempt to get me over for supper by dangling homemade food in front of my face. As soon as I walked through the door I heard "your Mom made it hahahahahaha". (which means, it was certainly not homemade pizza. it was rising crust, in fact.)

Then my arms were packed with leftovers, some bread, bananas and oranges, a quilt and a mattress pad, and I was sent home for the night. Well, after moving Grandma's comfy chair closer to the tv so that she wouldn't bother the neighbors by having to turn it up too loud.

Um... reality tv show? I think so.

Progress as of today: 11 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

V on 03/02/2011:
Haha!!! Grandma's nice little way of saying she wanted a little company :) My Nana lures me in with her oh so delicioso Martinis!!! LOl Have a good night

Supercheese on 03/02/2011:
Lol. Look at all that snow. Dang. Well at least the poopsie had fun! Leftovers are always fun too...= no cooking and more time to rest!

legcramps - Wednesday Mar 02, 2011

Weight: 164.0

I had my chicken salad for lunch yesterday and made myself a chicken sandwich for dinner - yummy success, except for the fact that I had to eat two sandwiches because they were so good. They looked a little like this:

And then around 9pm I was suddenly really thirsty and gulped down a litre of water right then and there. And, on to book 3! I'm really flying through these books now.

I'm sad because I only have one more after this one :(

So tonight is another episode of Survivor. At lunchtime if I remember i'm going to pack my gym bag and head to the gym right after work. That leaves me with the rest of the night to watch my show and read my book :) Good Times.

Happy Humpday!

Progress as of today: 11 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 03/02/2011:
Have a lovely Wednesday!

Congrats on the loss--keep up the good work!

getmebackto150 on 03/02/2011:
Mmmm... that sandwich looks DELILSH! Have a great day!

Umpqua on 03/02/2011:
Great looking sandwich there! You are zooming through those books, I did that with the Sookie Stackhouse (True Blood) series, couldn't put them down. Have a good one!

sweetpea1977 on 03/02/2011:
YUM! Im a sucker for good sandwiches, I would have eaten two of those too!! :)

Have a great day!!

geevee on 03/02/2011:
With bread like that, how could you possibly resist having a second sandwich?

nita51 on 03/02/2011:
AWESOME looking sandwich! that picture made me think of my Sunday Sub :)

starfish on 03/02/2011:
I LOVE it when I have a series of books I'm into and yeah so sad when I'm done with them all.

loveray on 03/02/2011:
chicken salad looks awesome!! reading and drinking water sounds like a great plan to avoid too much snacking or binging. awesome job!

V on 03/02/2011:
I am in a bit of a reading frenzy myself, and the only downfall is the lack of sleep at night, LOL have a good one girl!

legcramps - Tuesday Mar 01, 2011

Weight: 164.0

Good morning Ladies :)))

I had a wonderful afternoon yesterday consisting of exactly what I wanted - afternoon tv and naps! It was very cold outside so I was happy that I was able to stay inside and warm and not have to go anywhere. I am now reading book 2 of the Kim Harrison series:

I'm definitely getting into the books, although i'm not liking the fact that it obviously wasn't edited very well. There are spelling and grammar errors all over the place and it's getting irritating!

I woke up with a slight headache this morning but I feel better as the day wears on. I had a lovely ham & cheese sandwich on whole grain bread yesterday and i'm totally craving another one today. Obviously because it has my two favorite ingredients: cheese and bread! But I think instead I will have a chicken salad for lunch and maybe save the sandwich for dinner because it was so filling.

I am not sure when i'll hit the gym for another run. I'm trying to start out slowly so that I decrease the chance of getting shin splints or over-working myself.

(this little guy looks like he's hurting)

I'm trying to be smart about it and work back up to having fun with running. Well that's it from me today; hope everyone reaches their goals today!

Progress as of today: 11 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

getmebackto150 on 03/01/2011:
can't wait till its warm enough for both of us to run outside... Its really not warm enough here yet, but I'm taking every single opportunity that I get!!! Today is too cold again... blah... Plus the roads (where everything melted yesterday) are all frozen solid... I'm thinking 2-3 more weeks and I will HOPEFULLY be able to do a large portion of my running outside... We shall see...

geevee on 03/01/2011:
I'll take bread over dessert any day! (That includes muffins, bagels, etc.)

Supercheese on 03/01/2011:
Cheese and bread are my favorite too. I can eat a grilled cheese any day any time. But, i've decided a little bit is ok......good job on the chicken salad though!

Umpqua on 03/01/2011:
Yummm, sandwich :) Have a good one!

waydesmommy on 03/01/2011:
Spelling errors in books suck...but with it being about the undead maybe it was meant to be that way...lol. You know..ghosts can't spell well on a Quija board...lol. Anyways...have a great day!

V on 03/01/2011:
LOL!!! You are too funny :) Hey I am so terrified of the "c" word, they are super creepy :(

Supercheese on 03/01/2011:
lmao, lox is smoked salmon. I guess it must be my new yorker come out of me since we call it that there :)

moogy on 03/01/2011:
I love reading but have never come across a book with spelling mistakes. Shoddy workman ship, I would be tempted to write to the publisher. Now I am wanting a toasted ham and cheese sandwich, fortunately I don't have any cheese. Phew! Have a good day legcramps!!

lifestylechange on 03/01/2011:
I love reading:)) That looks like a great book. Reading is great for me to keep my "boredom snacking" away.... Especially at night time after dinner/getting my girly's to bed. Thanks for your sweet comment, have a great day!!

legcramps - Monday Feb 28, 2011

Weight: 164.0

I weighed 164 this morning before jumping in the shower. Another loss that I will hopefully be able to hang onto.

I made it to the gym on Saturday. There were only two other people there when I arrived, and they left fairly quickly so I was by myself for a bit. I was there just over an hour, and did 40 minutes on the treadmill, some lifting and then stretched and went home. I went 3.03 miles on the treadmill, so i'm happy with that pace seeing as I missed almost three weeks of running. No shin splints at all! So far so good :)

The rest of the weekend seemed to fly right by and here it is, Monday again. I've taken the afternoon off work and I plan to watch afternoon soaps the whole time and maybe nap, LOL. Have a great day everyone!

Progress as of today: 11 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

sweetpea1977 on 02/28/2011:
Yay! Congratulations!!!

Enjoy your afternoon nap!!

Umpqua on 02/28/2011:
Woot woot! Congrats!

liza36 on 02/28/2011:
Congrats on the loss - that's awesome. Loved the pics of the treadmill and cute doggie.

moogy on 02/28/2011:
Well done, that is a great reward for your hard work. Good for you!!

V on 02/28/2011:
Hey girlie! I hope you got some well deserved rest :) And catching up with the soaps more importantly!! LOl

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/01/2011:
164 is really great..look at your progress! back in October of last year you were around there. 5 months ago! nice!

legcramps - Saturday Feb 26, 2011

Weight: 166.5


It's minus 39 celsius with windchill this morning. I'm struggling to convince myself that it's ok; to start up the car and make the trip to the gym. It hasn't worked yet, but i've had my oatmeal and cup of coffee, so anytime now I can force myself to go. I thought if I came on here and shared with all of you, it might give me some extra motivation to get there.

While I am arguing with myself, I thought i'd share a picture of my new-old treadmill with you!

Don't mind the quality - I left my camera at work so i'm using my blackberry to take the pictures. Anyways, it's a nice old one! Those handles on each side? I grip them pretty hard because i'm still so scared of the thing. I can't run on this yet - too scared - which is why I need to go to the gym this morning.

And heck, why not? Here's a picture of Dog hanging out on the couch.

Don't worry, she's scheduled for a haircut on March 9th. I think for hallowe'en she wants to be a lion...

Progress as of today: 8.5 lbs lost so far, only 11.5 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/26/2011:
you are right, i will lose weight if i still eat 2,000 a day..pretty nice, i'd say!

i don't get bored bc i'm at the gym with the weights and i can walk around to different exercises, go on the elliptical for 5 minutes, bang out some pushups, go back to the elliptical...i can mix it up a lot at the gym and everyone around me is great motivation! :-) never bored with weights! yes, i do get bored with cardio though!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/26/2011:
wow, that is literally too cold for anyone! ouch. i don't know what i'd do!

KathyBlue on 02/26/2011:
the dog is hibernating :)

chidogs on 02/26/2011:
Brrrrrrrrrrr. But Dog looks warm and comfy. Cuteness!

sweetpea1977 on 02/26/2011:
Wow, thats cold!!

Your dog is cute!! Is her name literally Dog? I had a friend who once name his dog Dioge (pronounced De-oh-gee). :)

I hope you made it to the gym!!

moogy on 02/26/2011:
Good grief, I love the cold but cold here is Sydney is only about 50 degrees. I am not encouraging you not to go out but I would have a walk on the treadmill, fast!! and then snuggle up. The dog has the right idea!!

biscottibody59 on 02/27/2011:
Have a good day!

V on 02/27/2011:
LOL!!! She would be a cute lion for halloween!!

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